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Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2018
The Legends of Easter Treasury; Inspirational Stories of Faith and Hope contains three bestselling Easter stories that include The Legend of the Easter Egg, The Legend of the Easter Robin, and The Legend of the Sand Dollar.
The Legend of the Easter Egg, written by Lori Walburg and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, is a timeless tale that explores the meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. This beautifully illustrated story of faith, love, and wonder includes explanations of the most common traditions and symbols of Lent and Easter. Educational and inspirational, The Legend of the Easter Egg is sure to delight both children and their parents.
The Legend of the Easter Robin, written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, is a classic tale that explores the symbol of the robin and its connection to Easter and Jesus death and resurrection. This Easter story reminds readers everywhere how much Jesus sacrificed for us and how much he loves us.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar, written by Chris Auer and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, is a tale filled with wonder and charm that explores the hidden meaning of Easter within the sand dollar. This Easter story reminds readers everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.
Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Childrens Book 2015 and multiple Moms Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Childrens Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Childrens Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.
Lori Walburg is a freelance editor, a writer for the NIrV Kid's Devotional Bible, and the author of The Legend of the Easter Egg. She lives with her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Chris Auer, an Emmy nominated screenwriter, is the author of Molly & the Good Shepherd, The Littlest Magi, the 2:52 Mysteries of Eckert House series, and he adapted The Legend of the Candy Cane for video. He teaches screenwriting and producing at Savannah College of Art and Design. Chris is passionate about storytelling and hopes to reflect the reality of God in the lives of children through story. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Richard Cowdreys favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.
CherylProspect,KYAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Telling the story of Easter through natureFebruary 9, 2018CherylProspect,KYAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Since the beginning of time, nature has announced the presence of God. One need only look at a sunrise, the new birth of spring, or the intricate ways in which nature works together to have at least somewhat of an understanding that something greater than themselves is at work.
When my children were much younger, I remember seeking out the books that helped me explain God's existence and work in our lives. A couple of the stories in this treasury were among those books. While none of the stories are particularly Biblically or even scientifically based, they are sweet stories that can be used as a jumping off point to talk about the true meaning of Easter. As presented in the title, the stories may be based more on folklore and legends yet bring us into the Easter story. For example, were Easter eggs initially used as a symbol of Easter to represent the stone at the tomb and Jesus' breaking out of the tomb as chicks to as represented in The Legend of the Easter Egg? Where did the legend originate that the robin's breast is red to represent Jesus' blood which is the basis of The Legend of the Easter Robin? And last but not least, who hasn't heard the multiple ways in which the sand dollar represents Christ from the "star" on the top to the small dove-like pieces hidden inside as the children are told in The Legend of the Sand Dollar?
While each of these stories are written by different authors, it is the beautiful illustrations in each created by Richard Cowdrey that ties them all together. Personally, I find the artwork the best part of the book.
Hard bound in one volume, The Legends of Easter Treasury is a beautiful collection. I would recommend for home rather than church use for children ages 4 or 5 through perhaps 8 or 10. Again, I think the best use of the book is as a springboard for further parental discussion about Easter.
I did receive this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and am in no way obligated to write a positive one.